Fall has officially arrived on both the calendar and the temps. After about 10 days of high temps and high pressure, we’ve seen a significant drop and for the past few days high temps have struggled to get into the lower 70’s.
Largemouth bass are biting again with the weather change. The fish are on the inside turns off the main lake points. They can be caught on lindy rigged nightcrawlers or drop shotting 4 inch finesse worms or white chatter baits. As the water continues to cool, the bait will switch from nightcrawlers to shiners and fat head minnows. Look for the fish by Assembly Park Point, Willow Point and by the gray condos.
The walleye pike fishing is also continuing to improve. The fish I’ve been seeing are coming out of the 22-24 ft depth range. They can be caught on jigging Rapalas in chrome and blue or pearl color. I prefer the size 7. The best bite has been in the pre-dawn or dusk period of the day. The best location has been by the concrete point or by Browns Channel.
Bluegill fishing has been spotty. Most of the action has been with suspended fish in the main lake basin, about 10-15 ft down in 40 ft of water. The best presentation has been ice jigs with wax worms or leaf worms fished on a split shot rig.
Crappie fishing remains consistent. The fish are in Viewcrest Bay on the buoy line. You want to use a 1/32 oz lead head jigs and purple or chartreuse plastics. A slow “stop-n-go” retrieve has been the best approach.
Northern pike action remains consistent in the medium weeds in 13-15 ft of water. Use spinner baits or chatter baits for the best success. The best location has been by Lake Lawn Lodge or the bay by Browns Channel.
Good luck and I hope to see you on the water, for guide parties, please call Dave Duwe at 262-728-8063